Yoga Enthusiasts Troops to Indian High Commission to Mark International Yoga Day

Yoga Enthusiasts Troops to Indian High Commission to Mark International Yoga Day

Nearly 500 Yoga enthusiasts from all walks of life, Nigerian dignitaries, Heads of Diplomatic Missions, Members of diplomatic corps, Indian community and friends from Media trooped to the High Commission of India in Abuja to celebrate the 8th edition of International Day…

World Sickle Cell Day: Dame Okowa Inaugurates Sickle Cell Clinic, Paediatric Center in Ukwuani

World Sickle Cell Day: Dame Okowa Inaugurates Sickle Cell Clinic, Paediatric Center in Ukwuani

In commemoration of this year’s World Sickle Cell Day, Wife of Delta Governor and Founder O5 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa has inaugurated another Sickle Cell Clinic in the state. Dame Okowa while commissioning the 23rd Sickle Cell clinic in the state alongside…

Beneficiaries Of O5 Initiative Free Medicare Hit 8,568  *As Dame Okowa Urges Constituents’ Use Of Facilities

Beneficiaries Of O5 Initiative Free Medicare Hit 8,568 *As Dame Okowa Urges Constituents’ Use Of Facilities

Blank NEWS Online can authoritatively report that a total of 8,568 persons have so far benefitted from the ongoing Free Medical Outreach being carried out by O5 Initiative, a pet project of Delta First Lady, Dame Edith Okowa and her partners across…

DELTA: Over 5,205 Persons Benefit From Free Medicare In 4 Fed Constituencies –Dame Okowa

DELTA: Over 5,205 Persons Benefit From Free Medicare In 4 Fed Constituencies –Dame Okowa

-By Albert OGRAKA: More than 5, 205 persons from four federal constituencies have so far been attended to in the course of the ongoing O5 Initiative sponsored free medical outreach in Delta State. A total of 736 surgeries were performed, while 3,298…

2 pregnant women, among arrested drug traffickers by NDLEA

2 pregnant women, among arrested drug traffickers by NDLEA

Two pregnant women are among drug traffickers arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for attempting to import and export illicit drugs through the airport over the last week. According to…

Dame Okowa Inaugurates 19th Sickle Cell Clinic *Flags Off Patani/Bomadi Free Eye Treatment

Dame Okowa Inaugurates 19th Sickle Cell Clinic *Flags Off Patani/Bomadi Free Eye Treatment

By Albert OGRAKA: Wife of Delta State Governor and founder, 05 initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has formally commissioned the 19th Delta owned sickle cell clinic in the state. She inaugurated the newly built and equipped clinic at Bomadi General Hospital in Bomadi…

NDLEA Arrests Billionaire Drug Baron Linked with N3bn Abba Kyari’s Team Tramadol Deal

NDLEA Arrests Billionaire Drug Baron Linked with N3bn Abba Kyari’s Team Tramadol Deal

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday said the billionaire drug baron fingered in the N3 billion tramadol deal involving the embattled suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari-led Intelligence Response Team, IRT, is now in their net. A statement…

Anambra Chairman Nigeria Red Cross Society Prof. Katchy, Raises Alarm Over Increasing Mental Health Issues In Nigeria

Anambra Chairman Nigeria Red Cross Society Prof. Katchy, Raises Alarm Over Increasing Mental Health Issues In Nigeria

BY SUNNY A. DAVID: Nigerians have been urged to join hands with the government to tackle the increasing challenge of illicit drugs and substance abuse to stem the alarming rate of mental illness across the Country. Speaking to journalists in Awka, the…

NDLEA, DSS Seal Off Abuja Hotel to Stop Launch of New Psychoactive Drink

NDLEA, DSS Seal Off Abuja Hotel to Stop Launch of New Psychoactive Drink

A joint team of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Department of State Services (DSS) have raided and sealed off Diplomatic Suite Hotel, Asokoro, Abuja. A statement by the spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi said the hotel was sealed off…

UN Allocates $15 million to Address Food Insecurity, Malnutrition in North East

UN Allocates $15 million to Address Food Insecurity, Malnutrition in North East

The United Nations has allocated US$15 million to support humanitarian assistance in Nigeria’s North East. A statement by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) on Thursday said the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr….

UNODC Begins Assessment Work on Rehab of Lagos, P/Harcourt Correctional Facilities

UNODC Begins Assessment Work on Rehab of Lagos, P/Harcourt Correctional Facilities

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has began assessment work on rehabilitation of principal correctional facilities in Port Harcourt and Lagos. The United Nations body is targeting the rehabilitation of correctional facilities in both Part Harcourt and Lagos after…

Dame Okowa Flags-Off Free Eye Care Outreach In Burutu, Commissions 17th Sickle Cell Center In Delta

Dame Okowa Flags-Off Free Eye Care Outreach In Burutu, Commissions 17th Sickle Cell Center In Delta

-By Albert OGRAKA: Wife of Delta State Governor and founder, 05 initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has flagged off the 5-day Free Eye Care Outreach and commissioned the Delta State owned 17th Sickle Cell Center in Burutu. Dame Okowa, had promised to establish…

Dame Okowa Flags Off Free Grassroots Medical Outreach In Delta

Dame Okowa Flags Off Free Grassroots Medical Outreach In Delta

Wife of Delta State Governor and founder, O5 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa has flagged off the free grassroots medical outreach for the Warri Federal constituencies. During the ceremony which held on Wednesday 16th March, 2022 at the Central Hospital Warri, Dame Okowa…

USAID Announces Additional $10.6M in COVID-19 Assistance to Nigeria

USAID Announces Additional $10.6M in COVID-19 Assistance to Nigeria

The United States has announced additional $10.6 million to finance the boosting of COVID-19 vaccination efforts to reach a target of 600,000 people daily. A statement on Thursday by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said the funds will also support…

Osinbajo Commissions Doctors’ Apartment, Shops, School, Road in Maiduguri

Osinbajo Commissions Doctors’ Apartment, Shops, School, Road in Maiduguri

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was in Maiduguri on Thursday, to launch the 30th edition of the Federal Government’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Clinic during which he commissioned four out of over 500 projects executed by Borno State Governor,…

Bayoko Lauds Gov Okowa on Health Care Approvals *Charges Dentists on Collab With Stakeholders

Bayoko Lauds Gov Okowa on Health Care Approvals *Charges Dentists on Collab With Stakeholders

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Aruoriwo IVOVI/Azubike OKEI: The State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa has been lauded for being liberal in granting approvals to the requirements of Health Care Professional in the State. Head of Service of Delta State, Mr. Reginald…

US Reiterates Commitment To Scaling Up COVID-19 Vaccination

US Reiterates Commitment To Scaling Up COVID-19 Vaccination

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The United States has reiterated its commitment to support Nigeria and other countries around the world to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the Flag-Off of the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Campaign in Imo State hosted by Governor…

Kenya’s High Commissioner Dies In Abuja

Kenya’s High Commissioner Dies In Abuja

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the sudden death of the country’s High Commissioner to Nigeria. Ambassador Wilfred Machage, Machage was also accredited ambassador of his country to 12 other countries in Central and Western Africa. The…

NDLEA Promises Staff Welfare Would Continue To Be Top Priority

NDLEA Promises Staff Welfare Would Continue To Be Top Priority

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has reiterated that staff welfare will continue to be its top priority. A statement on Thursday by the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafem in apparent reaction to some…

DELSUTH Resident Doctors Appeal To Gov Okowa To Rescind Decision On Withheld Salary Of House Officers

DELSUTH Resident Doctors Appeal To Gov Okowa To Rescind Decision On Withheld Salary Of House Officers

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Aruoriwo IVOVI: The Association of Resident Doctors have stressed the need for both the Federal and the State Governments to engage more qualified medical doctors and other health personnel in order to bridge the deficiency occasioned by…

NDLEA Intercepts Codeine Worth N2bn At Lagos Port

NDLEA Intercepts Codeine Worth N2bn At Lagos Port

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have again intercepted 40,250 kilogrammes of the Schedule II controlled narcotic worth over N2 billion imported in two 40ft containers from India. This latest interception is barely a week…

China Promises To Assist Nigeria Overcome Her Challenges

China Promises To Assist Nigeria Overcome Her Challenges

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The People’s Republic of China has promised to deepen cooperation with Nigeria to overcome major challenges of the country and to enhance development especially in the face of COVID-19. Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun gave the promise…

U.S Donates Another Batch of 3.2 million COVID-19 Vaccines

U.S Donates Another Batch of 3.2 million COVID-19 Vaccines

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) : The United States has delivered another batch of 3.2 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria. This is the latest donation to Nigeria by U.S, which has provided to Nigeria over $130 million of technical and financial support…

Omicron Ban: FG Calls for Lifting of Travel Restrictions on Nigerians

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -From Foreign Affairs correspondent: The Federal Government has meant with the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the country, Ambassador Faisal bin Ebraheem Al-Ghamdi to discuss the recent restrictions placed on Nigerians intending to visit the Kingdom of Saudi…

Marwa Advises Drug Traffickers To Turn New Leaf

Marwa Advises Drug Traffickers To Turn New Leaf

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has advised all those still involved in the illicit drug business to turn over a new leaf or risk…

New Year 2022: First Lady Showers Gifts On First Baby *Pays N1.36M For Stranded Patients

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – From Editor’s DESK/ With Additional Reports: Wife of Delta State Governor and founder, 05 initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has showered gifts on the first baby of the year 2022, Miss Edith Marvin Enyosa. The First Lady also…

National Drug Control Master Plan 2021-2025 Launched

National Drug Control Master Plan 2021-2025 Launched

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -: THE Government of Nigeria has officially launched the National Drug Control Master Plan (NDCMP) 2021-2025. The event was attended by several cabinet ministers, members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Drug Control, NDLEA Chairman’s Special Purpose Committee on…

COVID-19: NCDC Confirms Three New Cases Of Omicron Variant In Nigeria

COVID-19: NCDC Confirms Three New Cases Of Omicron Variant In Nigeria

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –PRESS RELEASE: THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed three additional cases of Omicron Variant in the country, a statement made available to Blank NEWS Online revealed. “The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed…

Women with Disability Are Faced with Double Jeopardy in Nigeria- ActionAid

Women with Disability Are Faced with Double Jeopardy in Nigeria- ActionAid

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): ActionAid Nigeria has raised an alarm that women with disability in the country are faced with double jeopardy. In a message on the International Day of Persons with Disability, the Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi who…

Delta Inmates: Dame Okowa Offers Free Medical Care *Esezobor Hails Effort

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -From Editor’s DESK: THE five correctional centres across Delta State have received tons of free medical items from the Wife of the State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa. The gesture of the presentation of medication to the Nigerian Correctional…

Nigeria Advised To Approve Administration Of China’s COVID-19 Vaccines

Nigeria Advised To Approve Administration Of China’s COVID-19 Vaccines

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE federal government has been advised to allow COVID-19 vaccines from China to be administered in the country. Though four COVID-19 vaccines have been developed in China and approved for use in about 100 countries, including 40 African…

What You Must Do Before Boarding Flight To USA

What You Must Do Before Boarding Flight To USA

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE United States has said travelers into the country from November 8 are to be fully vaccinated and with proof of vaccinated before they are allowed to board flight. A statement from United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria,…

NDLEA To Establish Standard Rehab Centres In Geopolitical Zones

NDLEA To Establish Standard Rehab Centres In Geopolitical Zones

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it would be establishing a standard rehabilitation centre in each of the six geo-political zones to treat the high number of persons suffering drug addiction across the country. This was…

NDLEA intercepts 2,060kg Heroin, Others At Lagos Airport, Ondo, Edo, Kano

NDLEA intercepts 2,060kg Heroin, Others At Lagos Airport, Ondo, Edo, Kano

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA: OPERATIVES of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted over 2,060 kilogrammes of assorted drugs including heroin, methamphetamine, cannabis, tramadol and rohypnol. The interceptions were made in operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos…

“I Was Blind Now I Can See”: Deltans Testify, As Dame Okowa Leads Free Grassroots Medical Outreach

“I Was Blind Now I Can See”: Deltans Testify, As Dame Okowa Leads Free Grassroots Medical Outreach

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA: WIFE of the Delta State governor and Founder O5 initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has expressed delight over the successes recorded at the flag off the 2021 Free Grassroots Medical Outreach in Delta State. Majority of…

NDLEA Dismantles Drug Joints In Nine States, Arrests 110 Dealers

NDLEA Dismantles Drug Joints In Nine States, Arrests 110 Dealers

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: NO fewer than 110 drug dealers were arrested in a raid on hideouts in nine states across the country in the past one week. A statement on Sunday by the spokesman of the National Drug…

Cannabis Sativa Can’t Be Legalised Under Prevailing Security Situation In Nigeria -Marwa

Cannabis Sativa Can’t Be Legalised Under Prevailing Security Situation In Nigeria -Marwa

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: CHAIRMAN/CHIEF EXECUTIVE of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has said that legalization of cannabis sativa as propounded by few Nigerians cannot be allowed under the prevailing security situation…

UK Changes Rules For Fully Vaccinated Travellers From Nigeria

UK Changes Rules For Fully Vaccinated Travellers From Nigeria

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: THE United Kingdom has changed travelling rules for Nigerians as fully vaccinated travellers from the country would now be allowed into the European country. A statement on Thursday from the British High Commission office in…

How NDLEA Intercepted N6bn Insurgents’ Drugs In Lagos Port –Marwa

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: CHAIRMAN/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) on Wednesday gave details of how loads of Captagon, a brand of Amphetamine meant for insurgents’ camps in Nigeria…

TINUBU AND THE BAD SAMARITANS

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME: ASIWAJU Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the leader of the Nigerian ruling Party, APC, and the former Governor of Lagos State, did not quite look like this. Sandwiched between two ‘uninvited’ visitors, the lion of Bourdillon seems…